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Viracon Offers New Applications for Its RoomSide™ Low-E Glass Coating
RoomSide Low-E Coating Improves U-value Performance

Owatonna, MN – Architects and building designers now have more options for improving U-value performance. Viracon is pleased to announce an expanded product offering using its new RoomSide™ Low-E coating, which was introduced in an insulating dual pane configuration in March of 2013. Now, this new interior glass coating can be applied to laminated and insulating laminated products.


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Viracon Expands Triple Insulating Glass Sizes
Triple Insulating Glass Improves U-value and Solar Heat Gain Performance

Owatonna, MN – Viracon has expanded its triple insulating glass sizes to 70 square feet, giving architects and building designers more options as energy codes become stricter. By adding another spacer and glass lite, designers can apply a more diverse range of substrates and high-performance coatings to a Viracon triple insulating glass unit, ultimately improving the product’s performance.


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Viracon Glass Brings the Comfort of Natural Light to Michigan Children’s Hospital
Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital and Pedestrian Bridge Clad with 102,046 Square-Feet of Glass

Owatonna, MN – Distinguished by its cylindrical design and curtainwall of blue Viracon glass, the new 440,000 square-foot Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI comforts children and families with abundant daylight and expansive outdoor views.


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Viracon Enhances Architectural Design Team
New Hire and Promotions Reflect Ever-Improving Architectural Support

Owatonna, MN – Viracon announces the hire of Jennifer Highfield as its newest architectural design specialist. Jennifer will work closely with architects and designers in all Viracon markets. Highfield comes to Viracon with a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design from Minnesota State University, Mankato and more than 15 years of design experience, including running her own interior design business.


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Viracon Contributes to Cutting-Edge Design and Performance at Marlins Park
Venue Regarded as the Most Modern in the Major Leagues

Owatonna, MN – Miami’s Marlins Park is considered Major League Baseball’s most modern-looking new park, and as the first retractable roof structure in the world to earn LEED® Gold Certifications, it is also the league’s most environmentally sustainable. Viracon glass contributed to both its 21st century aesthetic and its cutting-edge energy performance.


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Viracon Introduces New High-Performing Substrate
Graphite Blue™ by Viracon Combines Aesthetics and Energy Performance

Owatonna, MN – Attractive aesthetics and cutting-edge energy performance combine in the newest substrate from Viracon, the nation’s leading single-source architectural glass fabricator. Graphite Blue™ provides vast design possibilities – without sacrificing energy efficiency.


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Viracon Introduces New Interior Surface Coating
RoomSide™ Low-E Improves Thermal Efficiency

Owatonna, MN – Viracon, the nation’s leading single-source architectural glass fabricator, introduces RoomSide™ Low-E, its latest interior surface coating.


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Viracon Introduces New Warm Edge Spacer
ExtremEdge™ Decreases Windows’ Thermal Heat Loss and Increases Energy Efficiency

Owatonna, MN – Viracon, the nation’s leading single-source architectural glass fabricator, has added a warm edge spacer to its product offering. ExtremEdge™ is designed to improve edge of glass u-value.


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Viracon To Introduce Four New Products at AIA 2013
Visit Viracon at Booth #2939

Owatonna, MN – Viracon, the nation’s leading single-source architectural glass fabricator, will showcase its breadth of glazing options and unveil four brand new products at the 2013 AIA National Convention, June 20-22 in Denver, CO.


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Silk-Screened Viracon Glass Adds Artistry to San Francisco Campus
City College of San Francisco’s Glass Curtainwall Features Silk-Screened High-Definition Images

Owatonna, MN – Although the City College of San Francisco’s Chinatown/North Beach campus has operated from more than 30 different locations over the past 30 years, its newest – and most permanent – location stands out. Located on Washington and Kearny streets, the 14-story building’s stunning exterior showcases three different high-resolution, evocative images, produced on Viracon glass using traditional silk-screen methods.


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Viracon Introduces VUE-30, A Low-Emissivity Coating
VUE-30 Offers Superior Solar Performance and Endless Design Possibilities

Owatonna, MN – Viracon, the nation’s leading single-source architectural glass fabricator, announces the latest coating in its wide array of products. A high-performance glass coating, VUE-30 offers architects and designers superior visible light transmittance relative to the solar heat gain performance.


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Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Toronto Shines With Viracon Glass
New Flagship Hotel Utilizes 390,000 Square-Feet of Glass

Owatonna, MN – With a five-star sleek and stunning façade, fabricated with Viracon glass, the new Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Toronto is the newest city landmark.

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Viracon Launches New Corporate Website
Viracon.com Now Offers Improved Customer Experience, More Product Details and Beautiful New Visuals

Owatonna, MN – Viracon, the nation’s leading single-source architectural glass fabricator, has launched its new website.

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Viracon Unveils New Logo and Corporate Branding
Modern Look Reflects Visual Appeal, Scale and Performance of Viracon Glass

Owatonna, MN – As part of a corporate rebranding initiative, Viracon is pleased to introduce a new company logo – the third logo in the history of the 43-year-old organization.

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Viracon selects Owatonna, MN as site for more than $30 million investment
Investment in state-of-the-art coater to enable new products and efficiencies

Owatonna, MN – Viracon, Inc., the nation’s leading single-source architectural glass fabricator, announced that it will make an investment of more than $30 million at its Owatonna, MN facility.

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Viracon’s St. George, Utah Facility to Close in April 2013 for Approximately 2 Years
Temporary Closure Will Improve Efficiencies and Make Viracon More Competitive

Owatonna, MN – Viracon, Inc., the nation’s leading single-source architectural glass fabricator, announced plans to temporarily cease operations at the smallest of its three U.S. manufacturing locations.

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